Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship fully funds tuition and fees and provides a stipend for up to four years of graduate study. This grant is designed to fund a MFA or PhD in specific fields in the humanities or social sciences. The amount of the award can range from $13,755 to $30,000. Undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students, who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a MFA or PhD in an approved field, are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens. Twenty-percent of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, twenty-percent in the arts, and sixty-percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty-percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required as part of the application for a Javits Fellowship in order to compute the financial need calculation. Applicants must submit the appropriate FAFSA, which will be available on January 1, no later than January 31. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early October. For more information, please visit the fellowship website and contact the Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program by phone at 202-502-7542 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Also, you may call the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The Killam Fellowship Program provides undergraduate students from select universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend one semester as an exchange student in their neighboring country. The fellowship has a cash value of $5,000 with potential for $10,000 with demonstrated financial need. Students are expected to maintain enrollment in their home university and attend the host university as an exchange student. Approximately twenty full scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States, full-time undergraduate, eligible to participate in an international exchange program according to the regulations at his/her home institution, fluent in English, demonstrate superior academic achievements, be free of significant recent experience in the host country, complete all steps of the application process prior to the published deadlines, and be nominated by his/her university. This scholarship requires a university nomination and has a campus deadline of mid-November. If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please complete the Merit Awards Profile. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854.

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Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom higher education system. The scholarships can be used at any British Marshall University and cover two years of study in any discipline at either the undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British university degree. The award will cover university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution toward the support of a dependent spouse. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must hold an undergraduate degree by the time of the award, and must have obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 after their freshman year and not have studied for or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British university. This scholarship requires a university nomination and has a campus deadline in early April. Please complete a Merit Awards Profile to be considered, and contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors and rising seniors, primarily from historically underrepresented groups, for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree. Benefits include full tuition to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute plus a $1,000 stipend and a minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum amount, and are eligible for paid internships and other professional development opportunities. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, must have completed junior year of college by the start of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation, must not have attained a bachelor’s degree prior to start of the Junior Summer Institute, must be committed to completing a master’s degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA consortium graduate schools, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofit, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs. Financial need is given consideration. All academic majors are welcome to apply. The application deadline is in early November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions and to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor if you are interested in applying for this fellowship.

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The Rangel Program awards up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. Rangel Fellows are expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. Fellows will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during their early employment at the State Department. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Only U.S. citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program. A candidate’s community, academic, other extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered. The application deadline for this program is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 and schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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Rhodes Scholars are appointed for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. In addition, each Scholar receives a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Rhodes Scholars will be judged by four standards, including literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and moral force of character and instincts to lead and to take an interest in one's fellow beings. The campus deadline is in early April. Please complete a Merit Awards Profile if you are interested in this scholarship. A university nomination, in addition to close interaction with the Office of Merit Awards during the Rhodes application process, is required to apply for this scholarship. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards by phone at 202-885-1854 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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